This is the first time I have written a review but I use TripAdvisor all the time. My daughter and I just completed a 5000 mile trip cross country to bring her car back from the east coast after graduation. My daughter is an accomplished horsewoman so we tried to do some fun "horsey" things along the way. We decided to stay two nights in Cody so we could do a four hour ride. THe ride was great. The food was great. The lodging left a lot to be desired. First, our room looked as if we might have been the first residents since opening the ranch for the summer. There was a coat of thick dust on the chandelier and the tables. We had no heat and it was getting cold (we woke to 5 inches of snow on June 7!!!) so they brought us an electric heater and promised to fix the breaker the next day. We asked FOUR different people about fixing the problem and we could tell that, each time, we were being ignored. Finally, we told the manager (maybe the owner???) and he fixed it. They certainly don't have the "Ritz Carlton" attitude --- you own the problem until it is fixed. The biggest complaint I had, however, was the bedding...sheets that were so worn you could see through them and NO MATTRESS PAD!!! I was appalled. I have camped my entire life so I am no wimp but I really expect that, if I am paying hotel rates (in this economy, we stayed in 4 star resorts in DC using Priceline for less than we paid here...I am NOT kidding) I expect a mattress pad and sheets that are substantial. This is about good sanitary practice.
I do want to mention that the food was CHEAP and good. Even the wine was nice. I was thrilled to see a Ferrari Cerrano Zin one evening and a less expensive but tasty Seven Deadly Zins. Better than I expected. While I liked some parts of this experience, I would NOT return or recommend the hotel without seeing some significant changes in the lodging. The fact that there is no internet, TV or Phones in the room was another downside. We had to drive a distance to even use our cell phones.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A guest ranch located in the Shoshone National Forest between Cody, WY and the East Entrance of Yellowstone. Lodging, trail Rides, and dining available to guests and to the public. Est. 1925. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bill Cody Ranch Hotel Cody
- Bill Cody Hotel
- Bill Hotel Cody
- Bill Cody Ranch Wyoming